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Sule says there are no guaranteed starters at Bayern

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The German center-back has enjoyed his time with the Bavarians, but he knows there’s a lot of competition going on for a spot on the starting lineup.

23-year-old Niklas Sule is enjoying life at German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.

But the German footballer knows that nothing is set in stone at the club, and he has to fight hard every day to become a starter.

“It was nice to hear that from the coach, it was a real show of faith – especially with a view to the big games,” the player told the club’s official website.

“It gives you confidence, but I didn’t always play well. There were games in which I made two or three mistakes.”

He explained: “I wasn’t completely happy with my consistency, even though I played a lot. I think I earned it, though. I hope it continues.”

“[Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard] have the ability to play as full-backs, but I think they’ve been brought in to play centrally.”

“It’s not a problem for me because they’re two world champions, who will help us.”

“If I want to play, I have to prove myself against everyone,” he added.

“When I came here in 2017, I had two World Cup winners, who ranked and still rank as two of the best central defenders in the world. I think the powers that be know I’m good enough to play for Bayern.”

“I’ve never been a fan of the term ‘regular starter’ anyway,” he said.

“Other than Manu [Neuer] and Lewy, I don’t really see any players who are 100 percent guaranteed their place in the starting line-up.”

“Perhaps Jo [Kimmich] as well, but he’s never injured, never needs a break and always plays well. What we want to have is a team capable of winning the double again, and perhaps more,” the defender concluded.